I hate to share this, since it was so sweet being nearly the only guests. But these guys are good, the house is beautiful, and Ogunquit in the off-season is a delight that you don't get to see during the high season. Sure, it's colder, the flowers are nearly gone from Marginal Way, but the waves and gulls are still there. Sure, a lot of shops are closed, but if you really want to shop you can go to the factory outlets on the way home. What's still there is peace and quiet.
We went up there Halloween weekend, escaping not just the everyday world but the Power Outage of October, 2011. We'd just had a harrowing outage experience, and it was beautiful to just NOT HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT for a day.
Regarding the recent reviews... yes, the windows were dirty. Spotty, not terrific for photos as the view merited. We would have liked coffee available before breakfast, to sit up in the Lookout with -- that might have been available if we'd rung and asked. It'd be nice to have that offered as part of check-in. These are the only downsides I can speak of, and the only reason they didn't get a perfect 5. The host was delightful (only Doug was around, but of course it was only the two of us and a friend or sister? of his). Breakfast was fine, nicely cooked, and not too fancy but good (pancakes, sausage, yoghurt and fruit) and just the right size portions (I am not a fan of BnB food that is too exotic and I like savory non-sweet breakfasts, so this was great!). The bed was very comfortable. The rest of the room was also, with plenty of seating for the two of us.
We stayed in the Anna-Marie room. Off-season price for any room was $135. (IMO they should be a little lower for the smaller room, or if you go up as a single, or go mid-week during the off-season non-special weeks. That would get me to visit more and might get them some more off-season traffic, if they want that.) We looked at all the rooms on the second floor. We spent our pre-breakfast time up in the lookout area, which is a nice feature. We will go again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Victorian shingle-style B&B, midpoint on the Marginal Way, built in 1899 and restored to its formal glory with antiques and all the comforts you expect. From our Full Breakfast served on our front-porch over-looking the ocean or in our formal dining room, to the panoramic view from our third floor "lookout room," relax, make new friends, read, nap or whatever you choose. Easy walk to town and Perkins Cove via the Marginal Way. Come see how they used to live in Ogunquit. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rockmere Hotel Ogunquit
- Rockmere Lodge Ogunquit, Maine